Mount (back)

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from Newstead, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Mount (back).
© National Museums Scotland

Mount (back)

This brass mount with a ring attached to it was found during excavations at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It was used to support a suspension chain. The object dates from between 80 and 180 AD. This picture shows the back.

Two-sided iron file from Newstead

Newstead was the largest auxiliary fort in Scotland in the late 1st century AD. In the 2nd century it held a cavalry regiment and legionary detachment. Excavations at Newstead have revealed much about the layout and daily life in Roman forts in Scotland.

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Online ID: 000-190-004-074-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 254
Date: Between 80 and 180 AD
Material: Iron
Dimensions: 7.75" L
What: File
Who: Newstead Collection
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
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